UMass at KSU - Final Notes
Sept. 5, 2009
The sellout crowd of 50,750 was the third-largest ever to watch UMass play a game. The record of 53,190 was set last season at Texas Tech. In 2002, 51,221 watched UMass at NC State.
Caleb Violette converted his first career field goal on a 35-yarder in the first quarter. It came in his first college game.
UMass travelled with 19 players who had never played in a game at UMass. That included six true freshmen. Of those true freshmen Perry McIntyre saw action on the opening kickoff and all game long.
Tyler Holmes had his second career interception, second in as many games as he first came in the finally against Hofstra in 2008. He finished the game with a career-high 12 tackles - his second career double-figure tackling game.
D.J. Adeoba played in the first game of his career returning a blocked punt 26-yards for a touch down. He finished the game with seven tackles.
Ke'Mon Bailey played his first UMass game at defensive back where he had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He also had six tackles, three for loss.
Tony Nelson rushed for over a 100 yards for the 8th time in his career.